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Churches, Palaces and Monuments

Churches, Palaces and Monuments

All the churches, museums and palazzi you need to see, to get a full picture of the history and culture of the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast...
  • Basilica di San Antonino – Sorrento
    This basilica was built around the 10th century in honor of Saint Anthony, patron saint of navigators, and in c.1300 it became the home of the "Confraternita dei Battenti", an heretical confraternity originating from Naples. It was splendidly restored in the C17th by the Theatine Fathers. The crypt holds the tomb of Saint Anthony, where thousands of votive offerings have been made by sailors.
  • Sorrento Cathedral
    Built around the 11th century, Sorrento Cathedral houses some marvelous frescoes by Neapolitan painters. The bell tower is home to an ancient ceramic clock.
  • Saint Francis Cloisters – Sorrento
    The Saint Francis Cloisters have been restored on numerous occasions over the centuries and hence display a distinctive array of architectural styles that range from late gothic to renaissance, while the refectory retains its original fourteenth century structure.
  • Correale di Terranova Museum – Sorrento
    In this fascinating museum you can find paintings by 18th century artists, inlaid furniture, Capodimonte majolica and porcelain ware, lacework The palazzo which houses the museum is surrounded by green and looks out over the Gulf of Naples.
  • Sedil Dominova – Sorrento
    A unique testimony to the ancient "sedile", which was the building in which the city fathers gathered to make laws and decide on economic and administrative matters. A magnificent majolica-tiled dome covers the arcaded loggia of the Sedil Dominova.
  • Amalfi Cathedral
    Amalfi's cathedral was built in the 9th century and partly reconstructed at a later date in Arabian-Sicilian style. A number of its original ancient features remain, such as the bell tower, the bronze posts on the main door and the Chapel of the Crucifix. The Cathedral leads directly to the fascinating Chiostro di Paradiso, the Paradise Cloisters.
  • Paper Museum - Amalfi
    Housed inside an old paper mill, the museum exhibits ancient machinery for production of “Bambagina” paper, which is still in working order.
  • Civic Museum – Amalfi
    On display in the museum is a seventeenth century paper copy of the Tabula Amalpha, a precious maritime manuscript, dating back to the 11th century, containing some surprising information about the Maritime Republic.
  • Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic
    Dating back to the 9th century, the Ancient Arsenals are a precious testimony to the glorious maritime past of Amalfi. Of the 22 pointed-arch arcades that used to open out towards the sea, only 12 remain today.
  • Raito Provincial Museum of Ceramics - Vietri
    This fascinating museum is housed inside Villa Guariglia, where magnificent artifacts narrate the history of traditional ceramics craftsmanship in Vietri.

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